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obama delivered his sports date of the union address in about an hour last night. -- his first state of been in address. he got interrupted more than 70 times by applause. it was the 222nd state of the union by a u.s. president. he spoke about gun laws, new spending on education, increasing the minimum wage, creating new private-sector- public partnerships. there was a response from marco rubio and another from rand paul. we will get your reaction to all of this. 202-585-3882 for all others. reach us on twitter or facebook, or send us an e-mail. let's go through the headlines in the national papers this morning. pierce "usa toda -- here is "usa today" -- and then here is the "washington times" -- and the new york times -- the wall street journal -- the washington post -- we are getting your reaction this morning on the washington journal for the first hour. what did you think of the speech, the proposals, and the republican response as well? later on, a line of lawmakers for their reaction and to take your comments. our first phone call is joe in georgia, republican. caller: thank yo
everybody. during the state of the union address, president obama talked about fixing the nation's infrastructure. things like the 70,000 or so structurally deficient bridges across the country. he emphasized the need to get these projects done with a combination of public and private funds and using american workers. "the new york times" reports today the president is going to talk in detail about those plans in a series of interviews. first part of the plan is called a fix it first strategy which invests $50 million in our highways bridges transit systems and airports the ones in most need of repair. congress would have to approve the money. part two would seek to and freedom to marry. we'll be back with more show on this wednesday. stay with us. we'll see you after the break. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you
, for every 12, 2013. president obama traveled -- will travel down pennsylvania avenue tonight to the u.s. capitol building to deliver the first state of the union address of his second term at 9:00 eastern. c-span coverage begins at 8:00 tonight. we would like to hear from you this morning. how much reducing state of the union addresses matter? here are the numbers to call -- be it can also find us online. john the conversation -- -- join the conversation. the front page of "politico's website -- we will talk about lobbying later on this morning. first, let's look at the five stings it says to watch the president obama address tonight. , do you think state of the union addresses matter? that's our question for you. on facebook we have a poll where you can weigh in. the washington post says the impact of annual addresses does not intend to be long-lasting. what do you stinkpot? jim in therapy -- what do you think? jim in fairfax station. caller: no, they don't matter. it's an opportunity to look at what is said in a state of the union and move forward a year after it and assess what was
and will have the latest on the investigation coming up tonight at 5:00. we are hours away from president obama's date of the union address. the white house said they would detail his plans for growing the economy, good control, and the latest nuclear tests in north korea. danielle lea is in washington with more. >> president obama will have to focus on the in the battle in congress tonight, the sequestration, and the gun debate. but aides say he also hopes to move the conversation forward and focus on his vision for creating jobs. money will drive president obama's stance on the state of the union. he will have a common theme of protecting the middle class. >> he will demonstrate how we have to invest in manufacturing, making the u.s. a magnet for job growth, preparing our work force, and making sure that if you work hard, you can earn a good living. >> congress has two weeks to reach a budget deal to cut the deficit or face $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. the president is continuing an old argument with a balance of spending cuts and revenues. >> let us know one thing, when the ballot
on a rocket. president obama is ill coulding this highly provocative. >> that provocative act threatens to hijack president obama's message during his first state of the union address since reeelyion. the president had planned on focusing on the economy, but as sioux an mcginn miss reports, that may not be an option any more. >> >> putting the economy front and sen it in his state of the union address. work hard, everybody get as fair shot, fair shake and if we do that together, our nation will be stronger. >> the president is givenning the annual speech before congress and the american people are unemployment hovering -- drastic cuts and military spending getting ready to sock the economy if the president and congress can't reach a deal to stop them. >> the first thing we will be listening for is the president >> the president will make room in his speech and plans to announce 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan by this time next year. president obama is expected to speak about new gun laws with many victims of gun violence in chamber
to you. >>> in this morning's top stories, president obama delivers his first state of the union address since his rehigh pressure election. economy particularly finding ways to boost the middle class was the central focus. the president presented an ambitious agenda to create jobs and boost the minimum wage. >> tonight, let's also recognize that there are communities in this country that no matter how hard you work, it is virtually impossible to get ahead. we need to build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class for all those who are willing to climb them. >> we'll have much more on that state of the union address in just a moment. >>> there are conflicting reports in the search for a former lapd officer wanted for murder. officials say a body has been found inside a mountain cabben cab -- cabin but they are not saying if it is christopher dorner. a gun battle killed one officer and wounded 11. a massive manhunt has been under way since last week. >>> pope benedict xvi will lead ash wednesday mass at st. peter's basilica today. ash wednesday marks the beginning of lent, a perio
of radioactive substances. president obama immediately called the test a highly provocative act and north korea went ahead with the test in d y defiance of -- even by china. looking ahead, the test will draw more sanctions against the north from the u.s. and other countries. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> this nuclear test comes as president obama prepares to call for a reduction in america's nuclear arsenal. we learned that he will talk about that proposal tonight during his state of the union address. the white house says the president is putting the finishing touches on the speech. focus will be primarily on the economy. and the billions of dollars in budget cuts set to happen automatically on march 1st. president obama has urged congress to pass a short term agreement to avoid those potentially devastating cuts. now, you may want to avoid driving near the capitol tonight because of the state of the union. capitol police closing several streets starting at 7:00 including constitution avenue between second street east and louisiana avenue northwest. pennsylvania avenue between fir
jong-un. president obama went on to say move hurts stability in the region but promises to pursue firm action. the u.s. security council has scheduled an emergency meeting for later this morning. and china has shown opposition to the test. >>> fugitive chris dorner is on today from the police dragnet in los angeles. the former lapd cop has been officially charged with killing michael crane in riverside last thursday. dorner is also suspected in two other revenge shooting deaths. meanwhile, large wanted billboards featuring dorner's picture are now up in southern california. there's a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture. >>> meanwhile, in chicago a manhunt has ended and two men have been charged in the shooting death of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton 18-year-old michael ward and and 20-year-old kenneth williams face charges of murder and attempted murder with battery. they say they opened fire on hadiya last month. officials say it was a tragic case of mistaken identity. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the
to hear what you think about president obama using executive orders to work around congress. here are the numbers to call. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also find us online. sadness a tweet at twitter.com/c-spanwj -- send us a tweet at twitter.com/c-spanwj. you can also e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. this story is from bloomberg news. host: looking at one of the executive orders that he assigned -- that he signed an tuesday, it relates to cyber security and cyber issues. the president issued an executive order designed to strengthen the cyber security of critical infrastructure last week, which some say could get the ball rolling for a renewed legislative push in congress. it contains some provisions of the bill in the sharing and protection act that failed past. the president is waging an endless campaign. president obama will never again be an election candidate, but for now he has "the look and sound of the man on the campaign trail." he met with a rally style event in decatur, ga.. it was preceded by a sim
provocative. president obama says north korea's nuclear program is a threat to world security, even shine as expressing firm opposition this morning. later this morning at the u.n. in new york, the security council will meet to discuss the nuclear test. >>> another big story we are following this morning, president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight. the economy is expected to be the central focus with the president laying out a plan to boost the middle class and create more jobs. gun control reform will also be addressed. first lady michelle obama will sit with the parents of hadiya pendleton, the chicago teen shot and kill just days after performing in the inaugural parade. and d.c. delegate noamedz has -- eleanor holmes norton has invited the mother of a 16-year- old killed in a shooting in 2010. stay with myfoxdc.com for complete coverage ever the state of the union address. it begin at 9:00 p.m. followed by fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> one day after pope benedict xvi surprised the world with at announcement of his resignation, the church is turning to the process o
website at c-span.org off. in chicago yesterday president obama talked about his gun control proposal. do you think congress should consider a proposal and vote? be prepared to tell us why or why not. here are the numbers. 202-585-3881 for republicans. 202-585-3880 for democrats. you can always send us e-mail. "the chicago tribune" picked up the story, talking about a wide range of issues. gun violence is the main topic of the speech. the reporter says -- part of the speeches today look to congress and what they should do. here is what he had to say. gu[video clip] >> ivory -- i recognize not everybody has to agree with our issues. different from upstate and downstate illinois. these proposals deserve a vote in congress. they deserve a vote. [applause] and i want to thank those members of congress who are working together in a serious way to try to address this issue. host: playing off of that repeated phrase, that is the question we propose to you, whether you think they deserve a vote. whether you do or don't, you could call on the lines that represent you. we have put this on twitter a
complete coverage of resignation on our website. >> president obama will deliver the state of the union address tonight. it will build consensus among democrats and republicans. tracie potts has a preview. >> tonight instead of focusing on how budget cuts would affect the pentagon, president obama will focus on the middle class. thousands of government jobs. >> his emphasis to continue to have four manufacturing sector expand, that work is in don. >> in the audience, the parents of a slain chicago teenager, underscoring the president's push for gun control. >> i am happy that the murder of hadiya pendleton is on the president's mind. >> the goal is to move public opinion. that is what moves congress. >> lawmakers say his clear focus must be the budget. >> if we don't get it under control fairly soon, then we will end up with a nation which is insolvent. >> republicans are already criticizing what happens after the speech. the president will hit the road to push his agenda. >> if you are worried about this issue, why are you working with congress to prevent it? >> marco rubio delivers th
obama attended the funeral. >> i am amazed. i'm so excited. i'm happy that the murderer of what dia is off the street. i look forward and hope they are convicted to the fullest extent of the law. >> pendleton's parents are in washington, d.c. to be the official guests of first lady michelle obama for tonight's state of the union address. >> and kai, we are just hours away from the president's state of the union address. wjz has complete coverage. monique griego talks to a local teen who will be sitting with the first lady. but first, tara mergener has more on the focus of the president's speech. >> reporter: president obama wasn't offering a preview of his speech to reporters this afternoon. >> mr. president, how is the speech? >> we'll find out tonight. >> reporter: white house officials say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center. >> as he outlays his plans tonight, everyone will see that if we work together, that we really will have a robust future. we can build that middle class. >> reporter: republicans want to hear
security council is scheduling to meet about that test. >>> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight. the economy is expected to be the central focus, the president laying out a plan to boost the middle class and create more jobs. first lady michelle obama will sit with the parents of hediah pendleton. >>> proceedings are under way at the vatican to set up the conclave that will choose the next pope. in a surprise announcement monday, pope benedict xvi announced he was stepping down due to his age. >>> a five-day cruise to the caribbean turn into his quite appear ordeal with passengers getting sick and saying the boat smells, quote, extremely sick. >> a fire on board a carnival cruise ship was stranded with more than 4,000 people on board. >> reporter: the carnival triumph departed galveston, texas on thursday enroute to the caribbean. now, it is headed to alabama after a fire in the ship's engine room knocked out the vessel's propulsion system leaving more than 4 0u theme stuck at sea. >> technical support personnel from carnival are now on the way to th
, president obama will go to the capitol to share with congress his vision for the next year. his state of the union address certain to cover gun law reform, immigration, and the status of troops in afghanistan among a number of other items. analysts say republicans will be watching the president as much for what he says as how he says it. steve handelsman on capitol hill now with more on this. >> that's for sure. based on the speech excerpts just released by the white house, i will read a couple of it is clear that the president and his people want the american people to remember that he mostly talked about jobs here tonight. here's a quote. every day we should ask ourselves three questions as amation. the president will say tonight. how do we attract more jobs? how do we equip our people with the skills needed to do those jobs? the obama answer is federal programs targeted at that that he would pay for by additional taxes by closing loopholes on the wealthy. saying to make sure this government works on behalf of the many and not just a few. those are some main topics. but his tone ton
bomb. after it was detected by the u.s. geological survey. in a statement, president obama described the test as a highly provocative act. he adds, north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to international security and that the north threatening activities warrants further swift and credible action bit international community. meanwhile, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon condemns the test as a grave violation and called for an emergency meeting today. this is north korea's third nuclear test. the first in 2006 that happened near the site of the two previous atomic blasts. this morning, china has come out and expressed firm opposition to this nuclear test. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> angie, thank you. as a result of that, president obama will likely do a bit of rewriting today as he prepares for one of the more important speeches of his presidency. he'll deliver his fourth state of the union address tonight. the president will lay out his second term agenda. he'll likely focus on the economy and the billions of dollars of budget c
and next to mi shoal obama the parents -- michelle obama the parents of hadiya pendleton. >> three weeks ago she was here in washington performing for her country at my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. >> reporter: the president also talked about the tragic shootings in newtown connecticut in it has been-- >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time the country debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: it was after these shootings that the president proposed toughening gun laws. >> the proposals deserve a vote. because in the two months since newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> reporter: president obama made an emotional appeal to congress. >> the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities deserve a simple vote. >> reporter: i am ed payne reporting. >> today president obama is heading to asheville north carolina to
. >>> it is just hours before president obama delivers his state of the union address, and we're beginning with breaking news from the white house today. a white house insider says that the president will announce that 34,000 troops will be home from afghanistan one year from today. that's roughly half of the u.s. forces in that country. the president is expected to outline his plan during tonight's state of the union address, but troop drawdown marks itself next -- the next phase of the president's plan. he wants to end the u.s.-led war in afghanistan by 2014. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> university of maryland students woke up to troubling news today. to of their fellow students are dead and a third student has been injured. plus are calling this a murder- suicide. it happened at their off campus housing in the 8700 block of 36th avenue after metzerott road in college park, maryland. delia goncalves has been covering this story all morning. she's live at the scene with the latest information. delia? >> reporter: jc, police are not yet identifying these three
america and president obama. it includes a simulated nuclear explosion. the video posts on you-tube also shows the president and american troops in flames. it says north korea conducted its recent nuclear tests because of what it calls u.s. hostility. the u.s. is currently negotiating for stronger united nations sanctions against north korea for the nuclear tests. >>> president obama is looking for another candidate to lead the u.s. and allied forces in europe. marine corps general john allen was in line to fill that position but decided to retire. last fall the pentagon suspended allen's nomination during an investigation into his e-mails with a florida socialite. he was later cleared of any wrongdoing. the investigation has nothing to do with his decision to retire. instead, he says, his primary concern right now is his wife who is dealing with health issues. >>> 5:18 right now. an education department commission recommending preschool for poor students within ten years. that 52-page report adds a time frame to president barack obama's call to expand preschool education. this commissio
with breaking news. >> weeks before president obama is set to visit, rockets fired into israel. the attack damaged roads but no one was hurt. the first kind to hit israel. the attack comes days after a palestinian man died in a jail. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> president obama heads to virginia today to warn about the impact the looming sequester will have on the defense industry. the hampton roads region depends heavily on the military and defense spending. the president has three days to reach a deal with congress to avoid billions of dollars in spending cuts. we're not hearing of any progress toward an agreement. we haven't heard of any new negotiations. >> at some point we've got to do some governing. and certainly, what we can't do is keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis. >> instead of using our military men and women as campaign props, the president was serious, he'd sit down with harry reed and begin to address our problems. >> the speaker referencing the president's trip to newport news. the spending cuts take effect on friday if no deal is i
obama to reallocate those cuts. here's the senate majority and minority leaders today. >> the republican plan what we thought was coming and it did would be like you're told you have to have three fingers cut off and their proposal to send it to the president and have him decide which finger's going to go first. republicans call the plan flexibility. let's call it what it is. it's a pubt. >> later this afternoon, less than 24 hours before the president's sequester proposal takes effect, we will vote on a senate democratic plan that does more to perpetuate the culture of -- than spending that washington democrats claim to be concerned about. >> meanwhile, president obama's scheduled to meet with leaders tomorrow and no resolution is expected from that. joining me now, democratic senator barbara boxer of california. senator boxer, good to see you. >> same here. >> republicans are expected to block the democratic plan to avert the sequest we are the filibuster we're told and while the republican plan may get a few democratic votes, that's also expected to fail. absolutely any chance at this
out of north korea. angie. >> president obama reacts this morning after north korea conducts a nuclear test. the underground test was confirmed after the u.s. geological survey detected the 4.9 magnitude blast. pong yong saying they did it to cope with outrageous hostility that undermines their country. a wave of reaction from world leaders since followed. president obama released a statement calling the test a highly provocative act. he adds, north korea's missile programs are a threat to the world and the latest test warrants swift action by the international community. happening right now, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon who condemns the test is organizing an emergency meeting to start at 9:00 a.m. our time. meanwhile, south korea has come out to say the north won't be able to avoid grave responsibility and china also expressing firm opposition to the nuclear tests this morning. now, this is north korea's third nuclear test since 2006 and the first since kim jong-un took power. while the explosion was bigger than in the past, the country is still far from having a nuclear armed m
to immediately stop these kinds of acts. in a statement issued by the white house. president obama says: the united nations meets in a few hours to discuss the crisis. >>> new this morning, main dies trying to cross georgia avenue. this happened in the aspen hill area last night as the man was walking across the busy street at heathfield road. the victim has been identified as frank sedwick of silver spring. the accident remains under investigation. it is unclear whether any charges will be filed against the 24-year-old driver. >>> in our other top stories this morning, president obama's state of the union address is tonight. he will deliver it at 9:00 and new gun laws are sure to take center teenage. among those in the audience, d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton is inviting the mother of a 16-year-old victim of the shootings on south capital street from two years ago. >>> and a republican congress monday from texas is inviting rocker ted new jerseyent who has talked about impeeving the president over his gun control proposals. >>> some republicans have complained that chuck hagel has
obama say the tests do not make north korea more secure. he called it a highly provocative act that undermines regional stability and warrants action. several countries including germany, japan, and north korea's only ally china, joined the u.s. in the opposition. south koreans called it unforgivable. >> this government have investigating nuclear tests while their people are starving. this has to stop. >> this is very regrettable and i hope the south korean government working alongside the international community will stay strong so north korea will never be able to do it again. >> analysts say the timing of this is not a coincidence. this comes just aft -- just hours before the president's state of the union address. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> if we are also learning details about the man suspected of opening fire in a delaware court house. law officials say the shooter was 68-year-old thomas. that identity has not been confirmed. christine belford was killed yesterday. more than 40 students at the university of virginia are being treated for bacterial meningitis. one stu
. >>> only on "cbs this morning," former vice president dick cheney blasts and compliment president obama. >>> who will be the next pope? >>> and a nightmare at sea. thousands trapped in deplorable conditions aboard a stranded cruise liner. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> this was not at all a surprise. >> the only real question was when. >> north korea defies the world with a third nuclear test. >> the miniaturized nuclear device. >> triggered a mild earthquake and even prompted the u.n. security council to call an emergency meeting for later this morning. >> president obama has joined international condemnation calling it a highly provacative act. >> the manhunt continues for a cop. >> video shows dorner two days before the killing spree buying scuba gear. >> police searched a hotel in mexico last night. no evidence was dorner was found. >> tonight president obama delivers his first state of the union address of his second term. >> i'm very, very concerned about what i see happening, charlie. >> you thin
. as soon as we get more information, we'll have it for you. >>> in other news this morning, president obama delivers the state of the union tonight. the president is expected to mention gun control, immigration reform, and climate change. >> the biggest emphasis of his speech is going to be about the economy. he's likely to focus on job creation, wage growth, and hoe ability in the middle class or lack of it. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: president obama comes here to capitol hill tonight to fulfill his constitutional duty to n.f.l. congress about the state of the union. -- duty to inform congress about the state of the union. >> you'll hear an outline for his plan to create jobs and grow the middle class. >> reporter: the president's speech will sound more like the speeches he gave during his reelection bid. you'll expect to hear a lot about the economic. but critics say once reelected he pivoted and has spent most of his second term working on social issue ises such as gun control and immigration reform. the white house disagrees. >> there's no pivot here. the president's principl
obama in this bizarre youtube video. it shows flames as well as a nuclear blast. it says north korea conducted its recent nuclear test because of what they call u.s. hostility. the u.s. is currently negotiating for stronger united nations sanctions against north korea for its nuclear test earlier this month. >>> right now search crews in kansas city are racing against time severaliarching for a rest employee who is still missing after a blast. crews are searching through the rubble well cadaver dogs. they are looking for the missing woman. a construction crew working in the area hit a gas line last night around the same time the restaurant exploded. the blast and fire injured at least 14 people. two of them are in critical condition. >>> tom joins us now to talk about our weather and we've had a lot of chilly air in the last 24 hours, haven't we? >> is the cold getting old? >> yes, it's getting old. as long as it's not raining too, though. >> at least it's dry, anyway. we'll look at the bright side. last night at sunset, a beautiful rainbow popped up. this was posted at nbcwashington
of young democrats. to hear this man talk was really astounding. i am quite critical of the obama administration in terms of things i have done. in terms of hagel's nomination, i am very impressed. his views on foreign-policy almost seemed to dip -- too far beyond this era. my only feel is that the political parties will bring this ideology down simply because a lot of people are not prepared for it. thank you and have a good day. guest: i think -- i would beg to differ about the too far beyond this era. i had the privilege of working for former secretary of state george schultz. in my estimation, senator hagel's views are consistent with secretary schultz, whom i think is one of the giants of our time. i think they have the same sort of outlook of trying to be pragmatic and take a look at things from multiple dimensions and informed judgments based on the conditions of the time. i think we have had many people of this particular persuasion. we have been fortunate in our country to have many leaders like senator hagel. i share your hope that we continue to have them going forward.
that was pulling a trailer. 38 people were taken to the hospital. >>> today president obama takes his push for gun control legislation on the road. he'll sit down with law enforcement leaders in minneapolis. many of the officers handled a deadly workplace shooting last september. five people were killed there. the president's meeting will be a few blocks from where a 5-year-old boy as shot and killed in a gang dispute last summer. one out of ten people in the state of minnesota has a firearms hunting license. >>> gun violence will be the subject of a forum had morning at the university of maryland. state attorney general will host that meeting discussing how to curb gun violence. angela also brooks and police chief tom manger are is et to speak at the event. >>> we expect to learn more about young people in the district and their struggles thanks to the group, raise d.c. the group released some of the numbers already. six in ten students graduate high school in four years. 42% of them are employed full-time. 10,000 low income youths between 16 and 24 don't have a job and aren't in school. raise d.
. will be interesting if she talks some time soon. >>> president obama is getting ready for his annual state of the union address. the economy will be the focus of his speech, but he is touching on several other issues, including gun violence. derek mcginty is anchoring our state of the union coverage live from the u.s. capital. derek. >> lesli and anita, this will be the president's fourth message. what is new tonight, this is a president fresh off reelection at the peek of his political power. why there will be plenty of political theater tonight. the president's real agenda is moving his agenda. he wants to get things done. the economy and jobs, manufacturing, infrastructure. he'll focus on education reform and energy. the most controversial topic is likely to be gun control, where there will be plenty of guests from both sides of the issue in the house galleries and pointed out by the president as the speech goes on. that would be the political theater, i mentioned a few sentences ago. let's go to tara for the rest of our preview. >> president obama wasn't offering a preview of a state
them online for your free consultation. back to you. >>> kristy, thank you. >>> president obama is getting ready for tonight's state of the union address. the economy will be the focus of his speech. but he'll touch on several other issues, including gun violence. tara mergener reports for wjz from capitol hill. >> reporter: president obama wasn't offering a preview of his state of the union address to reporters this afternoon. >> mr., how is the speech? >> we'll find identity tonight! >> reporter: white house aides say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center when the president speaks to congress and the country. >> as he outlays his plan tonight, everyone will see that if we work together, that we really will have a robust future, we can build that middle class. >> reporter: republicans want to hear president obama's plans for tackling the ballooning national debt. rising healthcare costs and the growth of government. >> a second term offers a second chance. and if the president wants to regain the credibility he's
morning on this tuesday, february 19, 2013. the obama administration is walking back and immigration proposal after senate republicans said would hurt bipartisan efforts in congress. a handful of republican lawmakers in the house have proposed cutting spending $30 billion. should there be armed guards in schools? republicans this is your number -- democrats -- and dependents -- educators -- send us a tweet @cspanwj. or send us an e-mail. we will begin this e-mail with the hill newspaper and the house and house republicans proposing $30 million a year to fund cops in schools' programs. mark meadows and six other house republicans have proposed legislation that it spent $30 million a year on federal grants to help put police officers in schools across the country. according to a recent poll, 53% of americans believe increasing police presence at schools would be very effective in preventing future tragedies. -- we are getting your take on this this morning. armed guards in the schools as part of an overall effort to tighten gun laws. a democratic caller in florida, curtis, go ahead. ca
, is right. point of clarification on recess appointments. president obama as others have have made recess appointments. but the constitution as i understand it says those vacancies that he is filling must have occurred during that recess period. the appointments obama made, they were already vacant. he he chose an opportunity when congress was technically adjourned, not in a formal recess, to appoint people without due process when those vacancies did not occur during a recess. therefore they should be thrown out. and the process should go forward as the constitution indicates. thank you. guest: george, can i ask why -- have you been following this issue? and why is it one of interest to you? george? caller: since i have retired i have rededicated myself to my country, my constitution, -- constitution. i have read it, i have studied it. i have done a lot of research. my grandchildren i have educated on the constitution. the founders' original documents so that they can understand how our country is built, why it became the greatest experiment in human freedom the world has ever known. and
they will still pursue cases. in. >>> in the meantime, president obama is meeting today with top nares. the president will sit down with john mccain and south carolina senator lindsey graham. they are part of the bipartisan gang of eight senators working on a plan for immigration reform. >>> happening right now, a congressional hearing on those automatic spending cuts set to kick in this friday. the subcommittee of the house appropriations committee on defense is looking into the impact of the sequester cuts on the defense department. coming up at 7:15, the tug-of- war between president obama and republicans over what to do about the automatic spending cuts. >>> 7:06. court documents giving new details about the recent murder of a south bay millionaire. suspected prostitute ka she frau fritz is one of those -- katrina fritz is one of those accused of being involved. court documents refer to one of kumar's main girls who had details of his mansion. her brothers is among three others charged in kumar's murder. >>> san francisco police have opened up a homicide investigation into dallas a
jump over. last month when president obama was sworn into his second term, i was reminded of something he said four years ago in his first inauguration. the president said, "the question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small but whether it works, whether it helps families finds a job at a decent wage, care they can afford or retirement that is dignified." what we have seen from this president is reckless spending and a heavy hand in regulation. at the time of the president's first inauguration, the unemployment rate was 7.8%. at the time of his second inauguration, it was exactly the same and this month unemployment rose to 7.9%. while the rate of unemployment has been mostly stagnant, the national debt has not. in the past four years of failed obama policies, the nation has added $6 trillion of new debt onto the backs of citizens and businesses. today our national debt stands at $16.4 trillion, broken down by american citizens, that's $52,210 for every man, woman and child in this country. we must get back on the right track and bring optimism into busines
be a threat? also in a few minutes u.s. senate expected to vote on chuck hagel president obama's controversial nominee for defense secretary. we'll bring to it live. more on what's going on in egypt right now. a holt air balloon carrying lots of tourists explodes and plummets to the ground. we're finding out how this could happen. we're going live to egypt. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the huge winter storm, the national weather service is now calling historic. cities like amarillo, texas, wichita, kansas have broken snowfall records. 45 million in 21 states are being affected one way or another. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths. look at this. it's even dangerous after the storm blows away. in kansas city, the heavy wet snow is causing roofs to collapse. nobody was hurt in this building. but the snow is also bringing down tree limbs on to power lines. in kansas city thousands of people are reported without power. george, what's going on? >> reporter: this is par for the course here in the midwest. this is the second time in a week that this r
. the senator is not backing down and demanding answers on the bengazi attack. the obama administration defended hagel and we'll hear from the president's chief of statch at this hour. i am shannon green. america's news headquarters live starts right now. we upon begin in vat vat city, 10s of thousands vatican city where 10s of thens went to see pope benedict xvi. he shocked the world by becoming the first pope in six centuries resigned. the pontiff asked them to pray for him and the next point all of this as cardinals are arriving in rome. there is it a commuter generated images of what happen conclave. they will elect one of the group to elect a leader by secret ballot. the archbishop said all talk of potential candidates end. >> when we go into the conclave all of that stops. it is silence inside of the conclave and the really focus is on the power of the holy spirit. i am looking to this as sort of a very, very super retreat. you just start to pray, and the only indication of how things are going is when they count the votes . >> with more on the ancient and unique process of picking the nex
. the gun control message will be reinforced by some of the guests in the gallery tonight. michelle obama will be sitting with the family members. the chicago teenager gunned down. and dc delegate will also bring the mother of a teenage shooting victim and just a reminder you can catch the address tonight at 9:00 right here on fox 5. >> sarah, thank you. >>> reaction continues to pour in over the pope's surprise announcement he will resign at the end of this month. one french cardinal says benedict the 16th broke a tattoo about resigning. here's information we didn't know. the holy father will leave at 8:00 p.m. rome time on the night of february 28th. he will then go to the papal retreat in italy for a time of rest. then return to the vativan to live out his days in a monastery with nuns. the pope will not participate in the conclave. what is still being worked out is when that meeting of the cardinals will begin. can't happen until march and the vatican says they want a new pope before holy week and easter. what to call him after he leaves his role. all attention turns to which cardinal
in the cycle of government dependency. it labels the obama administration the biggest set of lawmakers in america. cuccinelli is running for virginia governor but the book could turn off moderates and provided forker for the democrats -- fodder for the democrats hoping to regain the mansion. >>> the july 29 beyonce concert at verizon center sold out in just a few minutes. joyce, our floor director swore it was 20 seconds. but now another concert at verizon center. prices start at $48. it's expected to sell out quickly. >>> 5:05. let's talk a little bit more about your money in this report this morning. >> maybe you won't spend it as quickly as beyonce tickets go. >>> wall street hoping for a fresh start today. lots of stuff potentially to mull over. we get our earnings from the likes of coca-cola and good year. also jobs news on the agenda. stocks got off to a slow start after climbing to five-year highs. the dow stands at 13,971 after falling nearly 22 points. the nasdaq dipped about 2 and the s&p 500 was down about a point. >>> same-sex partners of u.s. military service members will
. argumentsing >> there's a shocking new video from north korea. the newly released film portrays president obama and u.s. troops in flames after a nuclear attack. it also says north korea conducts test because of u.s. hostility. shows a blasing fire over footage of the president and ends with a nuclear device exploding under ground. the united nations is under going sanctions following the actual nuclear test earlier this movement >>> china is denying a report by a virginia company that the chinese army is responsible for stealing massive amounts of u.s. government data and trade secrets by hacking into u.s. computers. china also says the report does not show proof but the virginia firm names this building near shanghai that is home to a chinese cyber espionage unit. the chinese hackers are not only getting business information. they are also hacking pentagon contractors. >> when it hit the defense and steal documents, word documents, powerpoint documents, when they hit the private sector blue chip companies that are doing mergers and acquisitions, we see targeted threats against the e-mail. >>
on the air or online at abc2news.com. >>> for the first time in a second term, president obama will address the nation with his state of the union address. charley is at the live desk with when's expected tonight. he covered a lot of ground in the past three months. >> he has. since taking reelection on november 6th, the president has been in the middle of debates regarding the fiscal cliff. the debt ceiling gun control and immigration reform. all the hot topics will likely make it into the president's remarks but the focal . from the beginning will be -- point from the again will be the economy and job creation in the u.s. unemployment rate climbed back up to 7.9% and monthly job creation remains modest as millions of americans still look for work. >> the economy will be central to the speech and how we grow the economy so ive can participate. -- so everybody can par test pay the a fair shot and pay your fair share. >> on gun control the white house invited a number of gun violence survivors to the chambers as the president will likely recommit to swift and sweeping action on gun regulatio
on camera taking a break to sip water during his response to president obama's state of union. the reclaim america pac says that it will send you a water bottle that reads "rubio." it has sold 4200 bottles in five days, bringing in $120,000. >> it is important to stay hydrated. [laughter] >> he keeps it real. you don't want me to do that. >> i know. right. >> i would not be happy without my coffee in the morning. it's going to be very windy and cold on wednesday. in the meantime, today we were thinking yesterday at this time the moisture would move in by 7:00. we are pushing that back to about late morning for the d.c. metro. it's already pushing into western maryland. anything that gives northwest of the metro early this morning even before noon could have a mix. most of us are above freezing in the meantime. 39 degrees at reagan national. a wind chill at 31. winds out of the south today. we are 15 degrees warmer than this time yesterday morning. we are shooting for a high near 50 degrees. 38 at dulles, 36 in gaithersburg 30 in frederick 28 in martinsburg. you might get a wintry mix this
obama pushes his second term agenda before a still divided congress an the american people. i'm susan mcginn is in washington, coming up, a preview of the state of the union address. >> >> a violent morning in delaware where three are shot inside of a delaware county courthouse. the latest on the investigation coming up. >> >> a busy morning on the roads with several accidents and delays. we'll go down that list in just a few. sending it to marty. >> >> throwing down with bobby flay, join us, a new cook book out -- . >> and he is trying to spice up your married life. >> >> look at that sunrise getting ready to happen. a beautiful and mild morning. we are taking a break and coming you score little victories every day. now you can do it with dinner. introducing land o'lakes® sauté express®. the all-in-one sauté starter with butter, olive oil, herbs and spices... so dinner really sizzles. it's one step, no prep. and so good, they'll ask for more. and that little victory is a pretty big deal. land o'lakes® sauté express®. find it in the d
'm tempted to describe president obama's spending and tax ideas as small ball, but they're worse than that. they represent a conscious decision to neglect some of the most pressing issues that confront our country. you might even say it's a dereliction of duty in the battle to save america. last week, the congressional budget office projected that our gross national debt will increase from $16 trillion in 2012 to $26 trillion in 2023. now, that may seem like a long way off, but just since president obama has been president, the national debt's gone up by 55%, just in the last four years. but if you project that forward to 2023 when some of these young men and women who are working here as pages will be looking at entering the work force and looking at their futures, all they will see ahead of them is debt and a reduced standard of living. this is what lies ahead for all of us unless we embrace real spending cuts and unless we deal with the unfunded liabilities of medicare and social security. now, president obama has a secret strategy for getting our debt under control, we'd all love to he
us on facebook. tuesday, president obama talked about deferring the cuts that were to go into effect next month. wednesday, leading republicans on the armed services committees outline their plans to avoid those automatic defense cuts. this is 30 minutes. >> yesterday, the president gave us a proposal that cuts defense spending once again. it has $500 billion in new taxes and also cuts in domestic spending. it is irresponsible, unacceptable. it leaves their troops and our economy and ready to face the challenges of the future. or the threats of today. when i went to the steering committee to apply for this job, i explained to them the way i saw the jobless to make sure that our troops, those who we sent into harm's way would have everything they needed to carry out their missions and return home safely. everything in the way resources, training, leadership, these things are very important. and i look at what is happening with these cuts that we have seen the last couple of years and it is just irresponsible that the commander in chief, his main job should be the same that i look at a
forward and the state of our union is strong. >> tonight, president obama delivers this year's address live on c-span with our preview program starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern and the president at 9:00 followed by the g.o.p. response reaction. the state of the union tonight on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >> you can also watch the address and republican response live online and in high definition on c-span.org. it will be available on demand through their website along with the tea party response from senator rand paul and share clips by social networks and by email. that's at c-span.org/sotu. of course, you can join in our facebook discussion prior to tonight's state of the union address, our question throughout the day, do these events matter? why or why not? we'll read some of these comments later after the state of the union. the u.s. house is coming in until 2:00 p.m. eastern. a conversation from the national press club with chairman tom price and ranking democrat chris van hollen talking about the federal debt and the upcoming sequester. again, we'll show you as much as we c
, republican leaders spoke of the upcoming budget cuts, known as a sequestration. president obama is in newport news, virginia and talks about the effects of sequestration would have on them middle-class. -- on the middle class. the senate voted to confirm senator chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. the final vote was 58-41 with four republicans joining 52 democrats and two independents in voting aye. next, the 25 minute debate on the senate floor. >> it is now time for us to vote up or down on the nomination for many reasons. the nomination has been before us now inadequate time to get the information which our colleagues have asked for. there is also the looming fact of sequestration. we need to have a secretary of defense who is not only in office, but whose leadership is not in limbo, but is there. our troops need it. their families needed. our country needs it. we have 66,000 military arsenal in harms way in afghanistan. the president of afghanistan has directed the united states to remove its special operations forces from a key afghan province. our military bases key decisions abo
. and this afternoon we are honored to host hillary rodham clinton. during her last 24 hours as president obama's first president obama's first secretary of state and immediately afterwards and told she might be expected to party like it's cartagena all over again. [laughter] we did a research and this is the eighth time that hillary clinton has spoken at the council and her third appearance in and her current incarnation as secretary of state. this afternoon speech is probably the most anticipated one she has given here and indeed it may be the most anticipated farewell address since 1796. [laughter] i suspect though that her views on untangling alliances might be somewhat different than george washington's. much has been made of the mile she has put in as the country's 67 secretary of state. you've seen the using the statistics. she has visited 112 countries and locked -- miles of flight time. more important than that madam secretary is what you have put into these miles and your 10 years coincide with what the most consequential events and decisions of this young century the balancing american for
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